By Walter Broeckx
Well it’s the time of the season. The time of the “he comes, he goes, he will, he won’t, he said, he didn’t say, he spoke, he didn’t speak…”
Every self respecting news site, every self respecting blog or website is full with rumours. We could come up with our own transfer rumours like we did last year and which was a bit fun after all. But let us have a look at what happened since the end of the season.
It’s the time of the season where the “love” runs high between Samir and some fan. A fan that found it necessary to call Nasri a c*** because there are rumours that he could possibly go to Manchester United and because he is not willing to sign a new contract for the moment. Nasri feels that he should get some more money. Well we all want this so I can understand Nasri for trying to make the most of his career. And maybe we should remember that the hawk hanging around, also known as manager might have something to do with this. For a manager a pay rise of his player means more money and a transfer gets him even more money.
But to call Nasri a c*** for this well that will help Nasri feeling good at Arsenal doesn’t it? How stupid can one be…. Well he may have the newest technology that fan but the sad truth is that nobody has ever asked that you have a good brain to get on twitter.
Let us go to the promised land of the sun and then we think of …. Barcelona. It’s the time of the season for every Barcelona player to declare their love for Cesc once again. Or better said it is the time for the media to rewrite all the love declarations ever made by any Barcelona player during the last century. Oh just let them. The most important thing for me this summer is the knowledge that Cesc will be at his best next season. His returning muscle injuries will be over from now on.
As we all have heard before and if you didn’t this is new: a lot of muscle injuries come from the mouth. Just a few examples: Malouda went from muscle injury to muscle injury for a time. He removed his wisdom teeth, or better said he had them removed – I really cannot imagine him doing it himself – and since then the muscle injuries disappeared. Let us take our top scorer from this season. Robin Van Persie. He also had a lot of muscle injuries in the past. When he was injured last year (an ankle injury) he had his wisdom teeth removed and since then he had another ankle injury and a small knee injury but no more muscle injuries that kept him off the field for weeks.
So now the hope is alive that Cesc can leave those muscle injuries behind him because he has let his wisdom teeth removed a few days ago. Well done Cesc. Just show us what you can do next season. As I really think that this will be your best year. Just make sure you will be playing it for Arsenal.
(Walter if I may just jump in here. I wonder how long it takes for this wisdom teeth thing to work. I mean I had my wisdoms removed when I was 20, and (as you will know from my performance in the Supporters Club competition at the Emirates, my football playing ability is still about minus six on a scale of 1 to 10. How much longer do I have to wait? – Tony)
What’s your name? Who’s that name that has been named when it comes to new players coming to Arsenal. I think we can write a book about it by now and then to think this madness will carry on till the end of August. And the funny part of it is that sometimes when you look at a site like goonernews you see headlines saying:
“Arsenal target will stay at his club” and just under or above it you can see “Arsenal target will join soon”. And this all about the same player. And if you click on the link you sometimes get the same quotes from the same unknown sources and they come up with a different headline and conclusion. This really is silly.
Are we rich enough? Because if you look at some prices that are being paid for some players one really thinks that most clubs have never heard of crisis. Crisis….? What crisis? Seems to be the way a lot of clubs go further down the road to administration. Prices that some 5 or 6 years ago was unthinkable for even the best players are now being paid for rather unknown players and players who have to prove it all. Silly wages are being paid for some players. The world has gone mad.
If we pay some £20m for one player this will mean that our whole profit of about one year’s work has been spent. And if you are unlucky this player could get an injury or being kicked off the field with a broken leg and your money has been spend. If the FFP rules will bring back sanity to football it would be great. But I doubt it that Uefa will go further and really ban top teams when they don’t make it according to the rules. Please prove me wrong Michel and Jean Luc.
And then we have the “player X said” report. The formula is rather simple. You take a few quotes from any player from any time in his career and put them together. And then you make a new story with a headline that will attract readers. You don’t say when a players said this to you. No you just google the player’s name and you will find enough old quotes to get a new story. Or you can invent an interview yourself. Just ask Robin Van Persie if they can do such things.
Well the season has only just finished and I am already getting sick and bored from all the “reports”, from all the “rumours”, from all the X will come and Y will not come and Z will come maybe….….
And also the fact that for the moment nobody realises that there still is a 25 squad rule that each club most follow. People just start shouting names without thinking: will we have enough room in our squad when we buy all those people. Do we have enough money to buy all these players? Will the “rubbish” players which we must sell bring enough money to the club? Because as they are rubbish why would we think other clubs will give much money for those rubbish players?
Oh my god, still almost a month before we actually will be kicking the ball again? Is there some hiding place where there are no transfer rumours? Or should we do like Nasri told us to do: don’t listen to the newspapers and all the rumours. I think this is the only thing that is left for us. Until you can find that hiding place…